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Perpetual War Is Fine With the New York Times After All

The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Speech on ISIS: More of the Same, As in Military Action

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Obama “consults” with Congress before ordering more bombing. Note the irony of George Washington’s portrait, the man who warned us to avoid foreign entanglements…

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stephen Zunes: The US and ISIS

    At the start of classes one year ago, I was having to explain to my students why the United States appeared to be on the verge of going … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: Why Do We Limit Journalism To 19th Century Conventions?

As developments tumble over on each other, it’s difficult to achieve and hold perspective. But it is my hope that in the 21st Century a journalism will evolve that makes … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

As US Officials Hint At More Troops to Iraq, Voices Warn Against Further Military Intervention

Following execution of U.S. journalist, critics warn military escalation would play into hands of ISIS. Following Tuesday’s release of a video depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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